Category Archives: architecture

Mail Art Postcard. No. 4550…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Solea – In an early Christian or Byzantine church, a raised pathway projecting from the bema to the ambo. Me, I had my solea removed, I finally decided after much thought, that … Continue reading

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Composition with dancing lass…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is – Scalloped capital – A development of the block or cushion capital in which a single lunette on each face is elaborated into one or more truncated cones. My columns used to … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Leeds City Art Gallery…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured rodent is Val’s gundi – he’s very cute. (VG) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The city of Leeds, about an hour away from Dulltown on the train, has a pretty good art gallery, however a while back its … Continue reading

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Hm… there’s a word in my head…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s hot water tap that refused to turn off was the one in my bathroom – damn! Now, where the hell is that stopcock?… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tiepolo… I was walking into town a couple of days ago … Continue reading

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I say you chaps! Queer noises in the night!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Naos – the sanctuary or principal chamber of a Greek temple, containing the statue of the god. I was thinking of building a naos in my house and having a statue of … Continue reading

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Just one or two titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quote is from the novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole: (A C of D) On the river the freighters gliding through the lifting mist bellowed at one another, the sound of their … Continue reading

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An old black and white photo…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: brittle blue, barrel beige, bumpy burgundy, brilliant black, ragged russet, and wimpish white. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a fairly strange photo from my early days of film and darkroom photography. This is a scanned 35 … Continue reading

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